Are you excited to live in your new home? If you’re like us and you want to make the experience as convenient as possible then you need to hire a professional moving company to help you out. They will ensure you have your prized possessions (whether big or small) reach their destination the way you want it. They are professionals over the “what”, “how”, “when”, “where”, and most importantly the “why”.
The Madison Smooth Moves for instance is a trusty moving company that will get the job done for you on time so you can either kick back to unwind at your place or focus on getting your paperwork sorted. Professional movers like them are reliable with long-hauls and local jobs alike because they value your time, happiness, and money when moving from one place to another.
There’s no denying that moving companies take care of a large quota of your moving job and in order to make the moving process easier for you and them, you should take into consideration these tips and suggestions below:
Have a house-shift plan
It goes without saying that it is all about planning and preparing. We suggest you first make a checklist of everything you need to move. A separate list should be made for things to do other than the “moving” part (like paperwork, children’s school formalities, utilities, vaccinations for the pets, etc.). To do this, note down everything that comes to your mind (in a small notepad or phone app) and then sort them into lists. After that, you can prepare a Moving Calendar based on your lists that would help you discuss the plan with your movers. Once you finalized it, don’t forget to tell them all your expectations and other requirements and they will be of service accordingly.
Toss out or give away things you don’t need
Like most homeowners, you probably have stuff stored around your house that you don’t use anymore. From metal scraps to old glass art, there are a lot of things you need to get rid of from your garage, kitchen, basement, bedrooms, attic, etc. when moving into a new address.
There are options like donating old-but-good clothes, setting fragile crockery for a yard sale, giving away or gifting certain items to friends as a memento, and a lot more. You can thus drive away knowing your old stuff has a life while cutting down moving expenses.
Prepare a floor plan
Make sure your new nest is ready to be occupied before you hit the road. A floor plan of your new home can help with both packing and unpacking. Having such a plan would give insight as to what labels should be given to each box. All you have to do is have the movers put each box in the specified room. You will need no more help with unpacking.
Wrap and tape!
Stock up on tape, plastic wrap, wrapping cloth, bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and other packaging and cushioning materials. You don’t want to run to the store when the movers pull up.
You can also discuss this with the movers in advance. If they usually bring these items as part of the service, you need not bother. The experts can also hand you a small shopping list of packing materials so that you need not go overboard with it.
Speaking of packing… there are a lot of emotions and memories attached to your old house. If you are finding it difficult for you to decide what to throw away and what to pack, or if you simply don’t have the time, hire an add-on packing service – most movers are great packers too like Early Bird Moving. Just make sure you let them know if you have any preferences as to what should go together and what should not – sorting things while packing helps a lot while unpacking. All boxes (preferably) should have labels saying what they are if they’re fragile, and their destination (room).
When movers are on it…make sure you are not hovering. You will surely be worried about your belongings. But being professionals, and having insured the contract, movers will make sure that they get the job done as flawlessly and diligently as possible. Of course, it’s great if you can be around to guide them but just let them do their thing and stop overthinking. You hired them for a reason and we’re sure they won’t let you down just like their previous customers.